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Number of Retail Investors’ Overseas Stock Accounts Soars 74 pct in H1

Number of Retail Investors’ Overseas Stock Accounts Soars 74 pct in H1

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of overseas stock accounts held by South Korean retail investors jumped 74 percent in the first half of the year from six months earlier amid their brisk investment in foreign shares, data showed Wednesday. Local individual investors held about 3.31 million overseas stock accounts as of end-June, [...]

Trading of Blue Chip Stocks in Decimal Points Possible Next Year

Trading of Blue Chip Stocks in Decimal Points Possible Next Year

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting from next year, retail investors will be able to buy blue-chip stocks costing tens of thousands of won per share in decimal points not only from foreign stock exchanges but also at domestic ones. The Financial Services Commission (FSC), the nation’s top financial regulator, announced that it had [...]

Retail Investors Double Their Stake in Samsung Electronics in 8 Months

Retail Investors Double Their Stake in Samsung Electronics in 8 Months

SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors have doubled their stake in Samsung Electronics Co. in eight months amid foreigners’ selling spree, data showed Thursday. Local individual investors had net-bought 394 million shares in the global tech behemoth as of Wednesday this year, or 6.6 percent of its outstanding shares, according to [...]

S. Korean Retail Investors Swoop on ‘Meme-stock’ AMC This Month

S. Korean Retail Investors Swoop on ‘Meme-stock’ AMC This Month

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea retail investors have traded more than US$1.7 billion worth of shares in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., one of the social media-driven meme stocks, this month, data showed Friday. Local individual investors’ transactions of shares in the top U.S. movie theater chain came to $1.76 billion in the [...]

Retail Investors’ Stock Ownership in Samsung Electronics Surpasses 10 pct

Retail Investors’ Stock Ownership in Samsung Electronics Surpasses 10 pct

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail investors’ stock ownership in Samsung Electronics Co., South Korea’s most valuable company, surpassed 10 percent for the first time as they went bargain hunting for its shares amid the COVID-19 pandemic last year, industry data showed Sunday. Individual investors owned a total of 65.3 million common shares of [...]

Retail Investors’ Stock Frenzy Continues: Data

Retail Investors’ Stock Frenzy Continues: Data

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retail investors’ stock frenzy appears to be going strong with their net stock buying nearing 100 trillion won since January last year, industry data showed Sunday. According to the data, individual investors scooped up a net 99.24 trillion won (US$87.92 billion) since January 2020, with the monthly [...]

Brokerages Expand Server Capacity to Cope with Massive Influx of Retail Investors

Brokerages Expand Server Capacity to Cope with Massive Influx of Retail Investors

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major securities firms are busy expanding their server capacity as the explosive growth in the number of retail investors often causes a delay in access to their mobile trading systems (MTS). NH Investment & Securities Co. restricted some of its online services on Saturday as part of [...]